According to Ft Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum the murder suspect has been identified as 42 year old David Paul Edward Wooten, and the victim has been ID’d as 45 year old Bernie Wayne Clark. Both were listed as residents of the trailer park.
Ft Payne Police received a 9-1-1 call at around 8:30 Saturday morning reporting an assault that had occurred the night before at the Hardeman Trailer Park on Gault Avenue South.
Upon arrival they found the body of Bernie Wayne Clark lying on a couch inside one of the homes.
The manner and cause of death has yet-to-be released – the victim’s body has been sent to the Huntsville Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.
WAFF TV48 is reporting that a copy of the complaint states that a machete was used in the attack.
Bond for Wooten has been set at $250,000.
(Ft Payne Police Department/WAFF TV48/www.waff.com)